The perfect guide for any soccer fan who wants to know everything about the „beautiful game” – from World Cup winners and champions past and present to soccer skills and techniques. Ever wondered when and where was soccer played for the first time? Do you know the history of the first soccer team? Have you explored the science behind soccer? Enter the fascinating world of the most popular game in the world with Eyewitness Soccer. Get in-depth knowledge about everything soccer from the rules and laws of the game to various skills and tactics. Follow the evolution of the ball itself, from inflated animal bladders to modern synthetic ones. Know what it feels like to walk in the specialized boots worn by the players – from studless ones from the 19th century to the modern ones with changeable screw-in studs. Eyewitness Soccer is packed with amazing pictures and facts that would interest new and old fans of the game alike. From bite-sized biographies of legendary players and results from all major tournaments to details about different national teams and clubs, this book packs it all in.